Who We Are
"Are we realising true business value from our digital transformation portfolio"?
This is an increasingly poignant question for the modern executive in an environment of heavy digital investment. Research has revealed that a staggering 40% of digital investment expenditure yielded no measurable return for an organisation. We have made addressing this 'value leakage' issue as our mission across the organisations that we work with. Led by Peter Harrison, a global leader in value management with a track record spanning more than 20 years, Value Management Consulting works with clients to ensure that digital and transformation investments are governed and managed to yield true value which can contribute towards the delivery of the organisation's overarching strategy.
Meet the Team
Peter Harrison, the principal of Value Management Consulting Pty Ltd, is a global leader in consulting in Value Management. He has worked with scores of organisations to bring an outcomes and value focus to their portfolio of projects and programs. With over 20 years experience in assisting organisations to realise the value from their business change and digitally enabled transformation investments, Peter has worked with senior executives in both public and private sector organisations to define and implement change for value governance, portfolio management and benefits realisation. Peter has been a member of the ISACA in addition to being a frequent trainer, writer and speaker on value management, a member of the ISACA Val IT Steering Committee and a member of the ISACA COBIT 5 development task force.
Carmen Harrison is the Chief Operations Officer of Value Management Consulting. Carmen’s career spans over 20 years in management consulting, training, accounting and risk management. She has helped a variety of organisations to work better and smarter by providing business orientated solutions to risk and control issues. Carmen has served on a number of boards in Australia and internationally.
Sally Mainsbridge is a benefits management and evaluation specialist who assists organisations to realise value from their investments. She has worked for over 20 years with organisations to identify and achieve the business value from their investment programs. Sally also draws on her proven experience in both program management and change management to understand and plan for the organisational changes required to deliver business outcomes and optimal benefits. Sally’s industry experience is broad. She has worked extensively in the health sector as well as state and federal government, transportation, telecommunications and financial sectors. In all engagements, there has been a common theme of applying a value driven approach and working with key stakeholders on identifying, realising and reporting the targeted business outcomes.
Andrew’s career has centred on developing and implementing business driven transformation programs with an absolute focus on delivering tangible and measurable improvements in performance. He uses proven and practical approaches and robust methodologies along with a common-sense approach to get the work done. Andrew has worked in the private and state and federal government sectors in Australia and abroad. Andrew's experience comprises of 18 years in Benefits Realisation and Value Management. Andrew’s key strengths include the ability to translate best practice methodologies into practical approaches that make sense at corporate and individual levels in addition to providing the right level of support to enable people to feel comfortable using them. Andrew has worked in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, banking, health, police and shared services.
Andrew Nelson is an IS Strategy and value management specialist who has over 25 years experience in establishing and driving portfolios and programs of IS-enabled investments to deliver real business results. Applying a benefits focus, he helps his clients to plan, prioritise and execute digital transformation and other work programs that deliver to business strategy, incorporating all necessary people, process as well as technology components.
Andrew has worked throughout the value chain, from strategic planning, portfolio and capability development, business case development through to initiative planning, program management, value delivery and orchestration.
Andrew has deep experience in program management, enterprise architecture, governance, IS operation and diverse delivery models, and many years of learning what it takes to make digitally-enabled investment programs succeed. He knows how to get the real value from technology investments, and how to deliver what business users want and need.
Bruce is a proactive, results orientated management consultant with broad IT business experience in the private and public sectors, in both Australia and the UK. Bruce is adept at working with customers to help them define and implement the governance, control and operations that enable delivery of optimal business outcomes through the application of Value Management approaches including Benefits Management and Portfolio Management.
Carmen is an organisational change manager and value management consultant with extensive experience in leading the design and execution of change strategies for complex business transformation programs involving people, process and technology. She specialises in the areas of communications strategy and delivery, stakeholder management, culture change, benefits realisation and enterprise value management. She enjoys her work most when she is transferring and embedding change skills into client organisations and helping to develop value management capabilities. Her key strength lies in motivating, engaging and managing diverse stakeholders, including business sponsors to create the conditions to ensure people are able and willing to change and furthermore, that all benefits realised are sustained.
Harold Ainsworth has operated both as a consultant and also a business manager in a number of project services organisation delivering value to end clients, and also assisting them across the whole value chain of portfolio, program and project delivery and its effective governance. He has worked across many different industries including government, and in various roles including both strategic advice and hands on activity to deliver business value.
He lectures part time in two university masters programs in portfolio and program management and other related delivery subjects, and has written 3 short books on Governance, Program Management and Risk.
Jo Rappolt is a benefits management and evaluation specialist. For the last 5 years Jo has been working on a State-wide Government Program to understand and articulate the business value derived from a large, key program.
Jo also draws on her proven experience in both project, program and change management to understand and plan for the organisational changes required to deliver the business outcomes and optimal benefits.
A certified benefits practitioner, Jo has over 10 years’ experience working extensively in the health and government sector. Most recently Jo has been applying a value driven approach and working with key stakeholders on identifying, realising and reporting the targeted business outcomes for a large program and also within the context of the wider organisation strategic objectives.
Laura Leihn is a value management specialist with extensive experience in portfolio management, strategy articulation, value governance and benefits realisation. She has 10 years of experience in helping organisations to define, prioritise and manage value from their change portfolio. Laura also brings her proven consulting skill set, including workshop facilitation, structured problem solving and stakeholder engagement to facilitate successful results from her engagements.
Nereda Shute is an outcome-driven business transformation and portfolio delivery director with extensive experience in helping organisations drive change. For over 20 years, she has formulated, shaped and delivered large transformation programs targeted at enabling organisations to achieve their business goals.
Nereda is passionate about:
Driving positive change to achieve improved business outcomes
Fostering an environment of collaboration and outcome-focus with peers, team members and stakeholders
Embedding clear and simple frameworks and accountabilities to ensure successful delivery of those outcomes.
Nereda’s key strengths include versatility, strategic “big-picture” focus coupled with pragmatic outcome-orientation, strong relationship skills, customer service and people focus.
Peter Morris is passionate about helping organisations achieve value from their investments. He has over 30 years public sector experience and specialises in helping portfolios, programs and projects identify and manage benefits. He has built on his Master of Management (Project Management) and Benefits Management accreditations to develop practical approaches to embed benefits management in a portfolio of over 250 projects.
Rashi Seghal is a benefits management and value management professional with 18
years of experience in consulting, portfolio alignment and technology-enabled
transformation positions. She draws on her proven experience in both benefits and
change management to plan for the organisational changes required to realise target
benefits and create value.
Todd delivers leadership for organisations that are striving to derive real value from their digital investments. For nearly forty years, he has successfully helped overcome challenges arising from the complex interaction of people, processes and technology. He is dedicated to helping unravel complexity, identify what is persistently important, and deliver results through a focus on business outcomes and what it takes to achieve them. Todd’s career experience includes 15 years as a practice lead within a management consultancy in North America and Australia. More recently, he has spent 10 years as the CTO of a large government agency. As an IT executive, he managed a large workforce with accountability for digital strategy, architecture, security, testing, planning and assurance. Todd particularly specialises in achieving outcomes in digital strategy, enterprise architecture, solutions architecture, program design and benefits management. Todd is the practice manager at Robinson Ryan – a leading Australian firm assisting its clients in creating effective data management systems.